Monday 6 March 2017

Kongo Dia Ntotila - Milinga, Molinga, Moto

Will Scott - saxophone

Kongo Dia Ntotila
John Kelly - guitar
Mike Soper - trumpet
Will Scott - sax
David Lessie - drums
Mulele Matondo - bass

Date - 1st March 2017
Venue - A World in London, Resonance FM, London, UK
Current album  - Seben Steps To Heaven (Groove Laboratory Productions, 2012)

David Lessie - drums

Future Performance 2017
March 12th - Hootananny, Brixton for Rootmaster
April 7th - Cellar Bar, Oxford for Bossaphonik
May 5th - Portico Gallery, London for Mambista
June 3rd - Isle of Wight for MondoMix Festival
July 13th - Venue TBA, London for NEW ALBUM LAUNCH!
August 12th - West Sussex for West Dean Chilli Fiesta

Mulele Matondo
Jazz-tastic Afro-grooves with Kongo Dia Ntotila on this A World In London! 
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Mike Soper - trumpet
Mulele Matondo is one of the most versatile London-based musicians, connecting his Congolese roots with our creative capital. But, it's in this band, Kongo Dia Ntotila, that Mulele seems most at home and full of even ‘mo fire’! The band first formed in Leeds in 2008 and regrouped in London last year, uniting the sparkling talents of jazz musicians John Kelly, William Scott, and Mike Soper. Matching Mulele word-for-word rhythmically & vocally, is David Lessie on drums, a childhood pal from Kinshasa. KDN’s songs are sung in Lingala and cover meaty subjects like political corruption and disunity in Africa, yet there’s more than adequate room for some pulsating upbeat tunes too, putting the dance back into Jazz, Congolese style!

John Kelly - guitar
Each song twists and turns through a multitude of time signatures and genres, constantly moving with the element of surprise. But when John strikes up the seben on his guitar, a palpable buzz resonates, and on this AWIL we ALL left the studio on a high! Kongo Dia Ntotila’s follow up album to their mighty debut ‘Seben Steps To Heaven’ is due in July, but before then catch them on this AWIL, and live in London at Hootananny, Brixton, March 12th! More UK dates TBA on or join the party on Facebook @KongoDiaNtotilaMusic and Twitter @kongodiantoti

1/3/17 – AWIL at Res 116  Production by Sofia Gaetani-Morris & Norman Druker. Also this week, Nolly from Mother Africa at SOAS Radio! Next week Rizwan Mauzzam Qawwali @ SOAS Radio and International Women’s Day special @ Resonance.
#AWorldinLondon – IN ITS ELEVENTH YEAR! Live on Wednesdays 6.30pm Resonance 104.4 & 4pm SOAS Radio 

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